Welcome to yet another Throwback Thursday post, courtesy of John Grebe, the awesome person who managed to save these posts. He recently published a thoughtful critique of the 100 Things Challenge that I highly recommend.
This post was originally published on March 18, 2010.
“The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.” ~ Anonymous.
Lies We Tell Ourselves
It’s easy to look at our failure to accomplish our dreams and lie to ourselves concerning the real reasons they don’t materialize. Have you used any of the following?
- I’m not smart enough
- I’m not talented enough
- I don’t have enough time
- I’m too old
- I’m too young
- I’m broke
- I’m afraid
- I can’t
“The reality is that much of what has been accomplished in our world was achieved by men and women who shouldn’t have succeeded. Many people and obstacles were against them, but they succeeded because they refused to believe the lies we tell ourselves.” ~ Stephen Seaford
Your attitude will determine what your experience is. Decide to be happy, and your world will eventually change to give you more things to be happy about.
Decide to be sad or broke—you can guess what you will get more of.
Have you ever said some of those statements listed in the previous quote?
As lovingly as I can put it—stop. Stop thinking these negative thoughts about yourself and your circumstances.
We didn’t make it to the moon, invent such wonders as computers and cell phones by saying we couldn’t, we were too dumb or that we were broke.
So the house is a mess and you don’t have enough money to pay all of the bills? Instead of focusing on what you can’t do, focus on what you CAN.
Be happy that you paid X amount on this bill. Grateful that you had enough money for dinner tonight.
Thankful and delighted that the table is cleaned off now, or the dishes washed!
Focus on the good in your life NOW, and more good will come. This happens because you are changing your vibration to the positive, which cannot help but attract more positive vibrations to your life.
Try it. What do you have to lose?